Karimnagar, INDIA:  Indian villagers make their way through floodwaters covering a main highway at Karimnagar, some 150kms north-east of Hyderabad, 20 September 2006.  At least 31 people died from heavy monsoon rains this week that swelled rivers in eastern India and displaced thousands, officials said. Monsoon rains that sweep India from June to September have caused extensive flooding nationwide this year. Hundreds of people have died and more than 10 million people have been affected.    AFP PHOTO/NOAH SEELAM  (Photo credit should read NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)

據《印度時報》13日報導,11日夜間長達4小時的暴風雨導致印度北方邦和拉賈斯坦邦42人喪生,另有200多人受傷。
在北方邦的阿格拉、馬圖拉和費羅紮巴德地區有22人遇難。在拉賈斯坦邦的東部地區有20人遇難,其中包括7名兒童。據當地媒體報導,大部分遇難者是因房屋倒塌致死。
印度考古局地區主管布萬?維克拉馬12日說,11日晚大風最猛烈時風速達到每小時130公里,泰姬陵兩座大門各有一個小尖塔遭大風刮落,墜地碎裂,沒有人員傷亡。這處世界文化遺產的主建築沒有受損。
泰姬陵位於印度北方邦阿格拉市,始建於1631年,歷時22年完成,是莫臥兒王朝皇帝沙賈汗為難產去世的愛妃泰姬?瑪哈爾修建,風格典雅優美,被視為愛情象徵。